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Raspberry Pi Model B Starter KitMCM Part #: 83-14275  |  Raspberry Pi Part #: RASPBRRY-PCBA

Raspberry Pi Model B Starter Kit 4.6 stars from 11 reviews.
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This starter kit is designed to get you up and running quickly so you can design the next great idea

Includes:
  • Raspberry Pi Basic Board Model B
  • 5V 1A Micro USB Power Supply
  • Raspberry Pi Clear Case
  • 8Gb SD Card loaded with the your choice of 6 different Raspberry Pi optimized operating systems

Product Description

The Starter kit is designed to allow you to use stuff you already have to work with your Raspberry Pi. We give you the board and case, a Micro USB power supply and your choice of 6 different operating systems. Just add a video cable, keyboard and monitor.

About Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost credit-card sized Linux computer which was conceived with the primary goal of teaching computer programming to children. It was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409). The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing.


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Product Reviews

  • "You Might Need a More Robust Power Supply" by cbrockman on 4/8/2014
    Overall: 3.5 out of 5
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    This grouping is convenient and good as a starter package.

    Note that the power supply is only rated at 1 ampere. You might need something with more capacity. I'm running a WiFi adapter, a USB keyboard and a mouse. That brought the voltage to a point lower that the acceptable limit. (4.75 volts DC). I swapped the power supply from my smartphone (rated at 1.8 amperes) for the one in this kit. Now the voltage at the test point on the Raspberry Pi board is at 4.95 volts and well within limits.

    The SD card supplied is a class 6 which is fine. (It's actually a microSD card in a SD card adapter.) The case arrived slightly damaged but not enough to return it. (The case was struck by some heavier object in the shipment and a piece broke off.)

  • "Great deal..." by msmcmickey on 2/7/2013
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    This little computer just rocks. This starter kit is good. Debian OS works very well. However, the case leaves a bit to be desired. The PC board pops out of place way too easily and the open slots make it too easy for stray connectors or wires to slip in and short things out. Provide a better case with this kit and it would be a solid 5 stars all the way.

  • "Good Computer for the Price" by bill2446 on 1/7/2013
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    Worked the first time I powered it up. Not a full blown PC, but a lot of computing for the money. Was surfing the web within 20 minutes of hooking it up. The composite video is poor, but the HDMI video is excellent. I recommend getting an HDMI to DVI adapter if you have a monitor with DVI.

  • "Pi great...case not so much!" by siafu77 on 12/18/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I got my Pi via UPS today. I opened the package and was hoping to see a nice svelte case to go along with the itty bitty Pi. Much to my dismay I get this brick that is at least four times the size of the unit! I thought one of the advantages to the Pi was it's size? Well this sure isn't helping the cause! I went looking for my Legos to make my own case....I forgot I gave them to the kid next door! All in all the unit works perfectly. I took off Debian 6 and used Raspbmc instead because all I wanted right now was a media center. I am currently populating it as we speak! I love it! Now if I could afford a nice Toxic Pibow!

  • "A Unix workstation the size of a deck of cards" by catinc508 on 10/27/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    While basically an educational product, this is a whole unix workstation in a tiny box and so inexpensive. So fun that I'm getting some more for my old geek buddies.!

  • "Quick, Easy set-up, ready to use in minutes" by texmek654 on 10/8/2012
    Overall: 4 out of 5
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    It's not gonna beat Big Blue on Jeopardy, but it was very easy to set up and added a web browser to my TV. It's small size has elicited many comments and since it's OS is on an card, it is easy to have different set-ups just by swapping cards. I think this could be suitable for novice to pro.

  • "Pi does exactlly what it is supposed to do." by livetruck on 10/4/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    The Raspberry Pi is as advertised and customers service is perfect.

  • "83-14275 - Raspberry Pi Basic Bundle with Case, Power Supply and O/S" by budjay on 9/17/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    It works, right out of the box. What more can I say? I bought it as an alternative browser and it is. It is impressive running on my 55" Rec Room TV, for sure. I have a $15 wireless keyboard and mouse and a $6 HDMI Cable as the only added parts to make it go. So, for less than $100 out of pocket including tax and shipping, I have a viable computer. It deserves the 5 stars I gave it,

  • "Raspberry Pi startup package" by Buckybadger on 9/14/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Everything I needed to get started in one place.Plugged it in and everything worked even for an amateur.

  • "Great bundle - enclosure not so much..." by botherson on 8/31/2012
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    Power supply, SD Card (with OS) and Raspberry Pi Model B worked perfectly! While it looks cool, the case's posts (on the sides of the RaspberryPi which hold the USB and Ethernet ports) should keep the board from sliding when connecting or disconnecting USB and RJ-45 cables. They are too short and flimsy to perform this important function. I find myself connecting the cables to the board first and then enclosing it to avoid having to reach in and hold the board in place while connecting or disconnecting cables. Enclosure was the only negative in this bundle. Raspberry Pi is one of the coolest things a geek can get for $35!

  • "The Whole Enchilada" by RPEnthusiast on 8/31/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    This package contains all you need to get started with the Raspberry Pi except monitor, keyboard and mouse. I received fast shipping and am very happy with this transaction. Now I can get started learning about the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi.

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.01 lbs.
Hazardous:No
Warranty:365 days
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Length:0.25 in.
Width:0.25 in.
Height:0.25 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
Catalog/Page:

MCM Cat 57, Page 661

MCM Cat 56, Page 606

Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:Raspberry Pi
Mfr. Part Number:RASPBRRY-PCBA